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Casio XJA257UJ Projector

£1,199.99
1800:1 WXGA (1280x800) 35dB 3,000 ANSI Lumens Jun 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date £55.83 Electricity cost over 5 years
One industry award
Good size
Supports Wi-Fi
chip.com.my Recommended
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Reviews

One Industry Award

The writer at one expert review site concluded that they would endorse this projector. Chip.com.my gave this Casio data projector a "Recommended" award.

Good Brand

1800:1 contrast ratio projectors produced by Casio have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all projectors (not just 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors) and found that Casio also has good reviews across its entire range. 100% of those that bought a Casio multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Energy

Running Costs Are OK

Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the XJ-A257 is £56, which is typical compared to the other 25 data projectors of a similar age and type.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two people concluded that it was thin. Two years ago expert review site Chip.com.my said “Although lacking in inputs the projector makes it up with great projections and a slim elegant design that will rarely leave people wanting more.(previously p”. In April last year Hermes mentioned on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “I was greatly surprised with the portability, easy setup slim and the expected life of the light source (by the way it is not a lamp!) The sharpness” in their Casio XJ-A257 review.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was June 2014 when Casio released the XJ-A257.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Casio XJ-A257 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to this projector do not support Wi-Fi.

There are a number of other projectors which support Wi-Fi currently available that you might want to consider including the XJ-M256 (£1,212.71), the XJ-M246 (£1,069.09), or the XJ-M146 (£983.23) all from Casio which all of have better reviews.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Casio XJ-A257 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors that are a similar age to this projector.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including because of their better review scores, the XJ-M256 (£1,212.71), the XJ-M251 (£1,145.37), or the XJ-A252 (£1,139.99) all from Casio.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The XJ-A257 does not support full HD. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to this multimedia projector also do not support full HD.

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Performance

Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 35 decibels, the XJ-A257 has a relatively average noise level compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that came out more than two years ago.

Other 35dB noise level projectors currently available that you might want to consider include the XJ-A147 (£906), the XJ-A242 (£1,068.99), or the XJ-A142 (£936) all from Casio which all of have better reviews.

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Projector

WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most commonly found projector native resolution on 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Average Projector Brightness

At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Casio XJ-A257 has a fairly standard projector brightness compared to most of the other 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years.

Alternative 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness multimedia projectors currently available which you might want to look at include the XJ-M156 (£956.24), the XJ-A252 (£1,139.99), or the XJ-M251 (£1,145.37) all from Casio which all of have better reviews.

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Price

Not Cheap

We think this projector looks expensive compared to other projectors of a comparable type and age. The price range of projectors of a comparable type and age is from £849 to £1,338.


Design

Ceiling Mountable

The XJ-A257 is ceiling mountable. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age also are ceiling mountable.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Casio XJ-A257 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other similar spec projectors that have been available for a comparable time to this projector.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The XJ-A257 does not have a DVI port. Most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago also do not have a DVI port.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00079767466848, 00779184113324, 04971850466840

Casio XJ-A257 Review Sources

To prepare this Casio XJ-A257 review we compared this projector to 2,071 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 326,513 product attributes, 14,250 projector reviews and 2,764,700 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

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